Nguyen v. Sessions et al

Filing 7

ORDER granting petitioner's 6 Motion to Appoint Counsel; the court appoints Corey Endo to represent petitioner signed by Hon. Mary Alice Theiler.(RS) cc petitioner

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 THUY NGUYEN, Petitioner, 9 10 11 Case No. C17-0926-JCC-MAT ORDER APPOINTING FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER v. JEFFERSON SESSIONS, et al., Respondents. 12 13 14 This is a 28 U.S.C. § 2241 immigration habeas action. Petitioner has filed a motion to 15 appoint counsel. (Dkt. 6.) Having considered petitioner’s request, his financial eligibility, and the 16 balance of the record, the Court finds and ORDERS: 17 (1) The Court is in receipt of a letter from the Office of the Federal Public Defender 18 indicating that this case falls within the class of cases potentially governed by Zadvydas v. Davis, 19 533 U.S. 678 (2001). Because of the complex issues involved in this case, the interests of justice 20 require that counsel be appointed for petitioner. See 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(a)(2)(B). As required by 21 statute, petitioner has demonstrated that he is financially eligible for such appointment. See id. 22 Accordingly, petitioner’s request for appointment of counsel (Dkt. 6) is GRANTED. The Court 23 appoints Corey Endo and the Office of the Federal Public Defender to represent petitioner in these ORDER APPOINTING FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER - 1 1 2 3 4 proceedings. (2) The Clerk shall send copies of this Order to petitioner, to the Federal Public Defender, to counsel for respondents, and to the Honorable John C. Coughenour. Dated this 28th day of June, 2017. 5 A 6 Mary Alice Theiler United States Magistrate Judge 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ORDER APPOINTING FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER - 2

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